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GLOBAL LEADERS ISSUE G20 CALL TO ACTION URGING IMMEDIATE PLEDGING CONFERENCE AND TASK FORCE TO CO-ORDINATE WORLD RESPONSE TO COVID-19

165 past and present leaders say to G20: approve now $8bn emergency global health funding to prevent second wave of coronavirus Debt interest payments of poorest countries should be waived now; global fiscal co-ordination essential to avoid recession becoming depression   Warning that without rapid support, 1.2 million covid-19 deaths are possible in Africa and

THE FIRST ONLINE SEEDSTARS SUMMIT GATHERS OVER 5,000 PARTICIPANTS

 A free, international, online event with entrepreneurs from emerging markets.  2M people reached | ~20K pre-event registrations | 5,419 unique viewers  Geneva, Switzerland – April 8, 2020: Seedstars, the Swiss-based private group with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets, gathered 5,419 participants to its first Online Summit on April 3rd, 2020. Creating

STATEMENT ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND COVID19 New York, April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the

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Ipsos releases first wave of Consumer Sentiment Tracker in MENA

A report on Understanding Attitudes, Behaviors and future expectations in KSA, UAE, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon March 2020 – Ipsos, has launched The COVID-19 MENA Consumer Sentiment Tracker, which monitors a multitude of aspects in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, including, but not limited to concerns about the virus, expectations from authorities, changes in behaviors,

Samsung Introduces Industry’s First All-in-One Power ICs Optimized for Wireless Earbuds

The new PMICs integrate multiple discrete components in one chip to make room for longer battery life and more efficient designs in today’s True Wireless Stereo devices SEOUL, Korea – Mar. 24, 2020 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the industry’s first all-in-one power management integrated circuits

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — APPEAL FOR GLOBAL CEASE-FIRE

Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.  The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.   The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price. They are also

Pfizer and BioNTech to Co-Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

Companies will jointly develop BioNTech’s mRNA-based vaccine candidate BNT162 to prevent COVID-19 infection Collaboration aims to accelerate global development of BNT162, leveraging expertise and resources of both companies builds on 2018 agreement to jointly develop an mRNA-based influenza vaccine                         United Arab Emirates, March 18, 2020 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE, “Pfizer”) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq:

SAP Powers Crescent Petroleum’s Digital Transformation Journey with SAP’s Oil and Gas Model Company on S4/HANA platform

Digital Transformation with SAP Provides Real-Time Operational Insights, Integrated Asset Management, and Upskills Talent SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — 18 March 2020 —Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East’s first and largest privately held oil and gas company, has chosen SAP as a strategic partner to power its drive to improve efficiency across all processes, and progress

N-Sea Awarded Defence Contract by Royal Netherlands Navy

Leading subsea solutions integrator, N-Sea, has announced the commencement of a five-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy. The contract, which includes two year-long extension options, will see N-Sea operate the multipurpose support vessel, Geosea, which arrived at the naval base at Den Helder (Netherlands) on March 4. N-Sea’s workscope throughout the charter will utilise

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